[SydPhil] Nikolas Kirby: Political Equality

Kristie Miller kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 13 15:25:40 AEST 2016

Dear all, 

This coming Current Projects speaker will be Nikolas Kirby.

Nikolas Kirby is Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Retained Lecturer in Politics at Jesus College, University of Oxford.

He was educated at the University of Sydney (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)) and the University of Oxford (BPhil, DPhil), as a Rhodes Scholar.

He has worked in law, academia and politics in Australia. He is a co-founder and chair of the Good Lad Workshop, a social enterprise that engages boys and men in discussions about masculinity, sexism and lad culture. He plays Australian Rules Football for the University of Oxford during the winter, and village cricket in the summer.

HIs current research is an investigation into the proposition that all human beings are one another’s equals. This claim is widely considered to be a unifying premise sitting at the very foundation of all contemporary moral and political theories. I investigate its meaning(s), justification (if any), and its implications (if true). The work delivers conclusions on a very wide range of issues, such as the basis of equality, the plight of the mentally disabled and animals, the fundamental premises of political liberalism, distributive justice, the relationship between scepticism and rationality, responsibility and the problem of freewill

As usual, seminars are in the Muniment Room in the Main Quad at 3.00 PM on Thursday.

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
Senior ARC Research Fellow
Joint Director, the Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and
The Centre for Time
The University of Sydney
Sydney Australia
Room 407, A 14

kmiller at usyd.edu.au
kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Ph: +612 9036 9663

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